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ISS Assembly Mission 5R
ISS021-E-031841: Poisk and Progress resupply vehicle

Nov. 10, 2009 --- The Mini-Research Module-2 (MRM2) launched Nov. 10, 2009, atop a Soyuz booster rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and docked to the station's Zvezda service module Nov. 12. Also known as Poisk, which means "explore" in Russian, MRM2 serves as an additional docking port for Russian vehicles, as an airlock for Russian-based spacewalks and as a platform for external science experiments.

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